Bad breath is an extremely common condition- but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing does it? Be it that first date, job interview or even meetups with your peers, bad breath can put you in a bad spot that’s difficult to get out of. Fortunately, as it’s such a common condition, people have discovered plenty of ways to keep it at bay! So here are some simple tips you too can use to get rid of your bad breath.
Brush Twice A Day
It’s the golden rule of oral hygiene that you should brush your teeth- at the very least- twice a day. This gets rid of all the plaque and debris that gets lodged in your mouth throughout the day. That final brush before you head to the bed is inarguably an unescapable step so no matter how lazy or tired you feel, make that small trip to the bathroom and brush your teeth. Don’t forget that your tongue too should be brushed! Debris can actually get caught in the many folds that make up the tongue making it the most blatant source for bacteria to breed off.
Your toothbrush alone can’t reach all the food debris- especially those in-between your teeth. This is where flossing comes in handy. Floss at least twice a day and you have zero chance of buildup, therefore drastically reducing your chances of bad breath too!
Mouthwash is great for a temporary fix but never use it as a permanent solution. When rinsing with a mouthwash, your teeth are not scrubbed to remove any clinging plaque, therefore mouthwash is nowhere near as effective as brushing so it’s best that you use this together with the above techniques and not to replace them.
For any smokers reading this, your cigarettes could actually be contributing to your bad breath because tobacco severely dries your mouth out. Once your mouth is dry, only an unpleasant smell remains so you might want to quit or at least reduce your smoking habits.
Did you know drinking water too can help fight bad breath? You need to consume 6 to 8 (8-ounce) glasses regularly throughout the day to wash away any food particles left in the mouth. It also helps keep your mouth moist and reduces your risk of dry mouth, which as we outlined above can leave quite the unpleasant smell behind.
Chewing gum helps stimulate the production of saliva, which in turn helps wash out any bacteria (though probably not as effective as a glass of water would). Make sure you take the sugarless version, however, because you don’t want to worsen your oral hygiene by adding sugary foods to the mix.
Your final step would be to book an appointment with an expert dentist in Mackay to have your teeth cleaned out professionally because it is guaranteed that you won’t be able to thoroughly clean all the areas on your own.
These are simple, foolproof ways to get rid of that pesky bad breath! Make sure you do all of them if you want the best results!